“I’ll show you politics in America. Here it is right here, ‘I think the puppet on the right shares my beliefs.’ ‘I think the puppet on the left is more to my liking.’ ‘Hey, wait a minute, there’s one guy holding out both puppets!’”- Bill Hicks
The principles of that quote also apply to UK politics. It doesn’t matter if you vote for Conservative, Labour, Lib Dems, UKIP or The Monster Raving Loony Party you may as well bend over when you drop your piece of paper into the ballot box because no matter who wins you are going to get shafted. And deep down everybody knows this. How can any politician represent you when the party they belong to is paid millions and millions of pounds to represent somebody else? Politics as it stands is a charade, it’s sole purpose is to stroke your intellect whilst behind the scenes power is consolidated and the world is robbed blind regardless of what the people want or believe. And again deep down everybody knows this. But we choose not to fight the system because that would mean rocking the boat, you see the powers that be play the game very well, in Roman times they pacified the masses with bread and circuses. Now they use Sky and KFC, Football and McDonald’s, people are paid just enough money to survive. People are paid just enough to keep off the streets shouting for a revolution but not enough to actually prosper without submitting to the system.
At the moment Labour is on the offensive for the run up to the 2015 election and like every other election in history the people of this country are going to be forced to pick between the less of two evils, how long is the system going to last as the corruption becomes more transparent and our standard of living continues to decline? Labour have already promised to cut energy prices and yesterday they promised they will refer the high street banks to the competition authorities as soon as it is elected in 2015 which could lead to a breakup of the larger high street banks. Now we all know that is never going to happen through any political party, it is finance that funds these people in the first place. The governor of the Bank of England put the brakes on this non-plan straight away yesterday, he said “Just breaking up an institution doesn’t necessarily create a viable or more intensive competitive structure.”
It is clear to see how the money powers view the people of this country and the people all around the world, we are fodder, we are just numbers on a spreadsheet to create and protect their wealth. The 2015 election is going to be like every other election in history, it is going to set everybody up for a fall. Let’s flashback to 2008 in the USA when we all believed change we can believe in was finally here, turns out the hope was false hope and it was business as usual, the only change that came was a change for the worse. Let’s flashback to 2010 in the UK and Nick Clegg was seen as the UK’s answer to Barrack Obama, sounds like a bad joke now but it is a joke that everybody fell for.
Whilst we are looking back at Super Nick let’s have a recap of some of his election promises for the Lib-Dems. They promised tuition fees will be scrapped and pledged to vote against future tuition fee increases, once in power the Lib-Dems voted to treble tuition fees to £9000. They promised tax cuts for everyone, however once in power 13,000 millionaires got a tax cut worth an average of £100,000 whilst the minions and workers of this country saw an increase in their taxes. They promised to vote for a “Mansion Tax”, once they got into power they voted against it. They promised to protect Sure Start but once they got into power they backed cuts to Sure Start which has seen 558 centres close as a result. They promised to put 3,000 more police on the beat but once in power they backed Tory plans to cut more than 15,000 officers. The list continues as it does for every election that has ever taken place, you could write a book on broken election promises that is as long as the bible.
The purpose of politics is to keep the people under the illusion they have freedom and democracy whilst they slave away as the life force of a system that represses them and benefits only a small minority. Behind the screen of “entertainment” that is rammed down our throats is a world of tax havens that siphon money into private pockets. Behind the screen is a world that is ravaged by war so that a select elite can profit from bloodshed.
Let’s get real, whilst everyone pretends they are living in prosperity we have nine million people in this country who are using credit cards to cover rent or mortgage payments and one million people using payday loans4. Notice something there? Credit card and loans which equal financial bondage to the same corporations that are the puppet masters over the politicians put in front of you to fool you. This country has £1.4trillion worth of private debt and people still believe themselves to be free? It is time to stop falling for the same old lies, in the age of information ignorance is a choice. The writing is on the wall, it is time for the people of this country to put up or shut up, it is time to take action or to continue to submit with no resistance because X-Factor and Big Brother is more important than the wellbeing of ourselves, our planet and our future.
This article is authored by Lee Cooper
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